Tag Archives: urban design

22nd Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek
Explore the hellish waste transfer and petroleum districts of North Brooklyn on this daring walk towards the doomed Kosciuszko Bridge.
by Angie Koo
17th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Tour: Elevated Design
Get an insider’s look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide. Tours are […]
by Victoria Tsang
22nd Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms
Calling all architects, landscape designers, urban planners, sustainability coordinators and greening professionals of all stripes! Whether you’re responding to an affordable housing RFP, or designing a high-end luxury hotel or condo building, you are likely to be integrating green roofs and or edible plantings into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth […]
by Michael Raineri
8th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business
Anastasia Cole Plakias, a Co-Founder of Brooklyn Grange, will walk participants through the different contemporary models of urban agricultural businesses, with a focus on New York City, and present a framework for thinking creatively about opportunities for farming in cities. Taking place in Brooklyn Grange’s indoor workshop space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Anastasia will […]
by Michael Raineri
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Penn Palimpsest: History Becomes the Future
In 2016, The New York Times asked Vishaan Chakrabarti and his firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) to develop a proposal for the redevelopment of Penn Station that would address issues not resolved by current initiatives to redevelop the Farley Post Office. Most notably, the Farley plans do not solve the problem that a very large proportion of daily users of the station cannot use a redeveloped Farley building because of the position of Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit platforms, which are largely located between Seventh and Eighth avenues and cannot be moved. On February 23, Vishaan Chakrabarti will present the proposal in a program co-sponsored by The Architectural League and the Regional Plan Association.
by Angie Koo
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
GreenHomeNYC : Tour Planning Committee Meetup
Want to discover new and exciting green buildings and sustainable spaces here in New York? Want first hand, behind-the-scenes tours of cutting edge building technology and sustainable businesses? GreenHomeNYC is looking for volunteers to join our Green Building Tours committee to help organize and plan public tours of NYC's green spaces. Past tours have included: LEED Certified high rises, factories, urban and rooftop farms, green schools, aquaponics farms, parks, recycling centers, and more. See past tours on our website. Join us for a planning committee meeting to learn how you can get involved and become a tour organizer.
by Angie Koo
22nd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Wild by Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes
Margie Ruddick, the pioneering landscape designer and author of Wild by Design and acclaimed architect Robin Elmslie Osler meet at the crossroads of design, ecology and urbanism to explore whether nature, in all its unruly wildness, can be an integral part of everyday living. The discussion is moderated by Annette Rose-Shapiro the Managing Editor of MODERN Magazine.
by Angie Koo
2nd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Design Principles for Planning New York City
The NYC Department of City Planning’s mission is to plan the future of the city of New York. One of the core values of this mission is the concern for the livability of New York City’s neighborhoods and quality of the urban design that shapes them. As DCP works to advance comprehensive neighborhood planning and […]
by Marlyn Marrero
17th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
From Mannahatta to Manhattan
From Mannahatta to Manhattan: Four Centuries In the Life of An Island City, with moderator Sam Roberts and panelists Eric Sanderson, Gerard Koeppel, and Jason Barr. A panel of New York City authors and experts discusses the city’s evolution, highlighting the connections between landscape ecology, infrastructure investment, and real estate, that continue to shape patterns […]
by Michael Raineri
7th Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Deep Energy Retrofit: Warren Hall at Cornell University
Learn how Cornell University’s Warren Hall—a 130,000 square foot pre-war building with historic masonry—was renovated into a modern LEED Platinum home for the University’s undergraduate business program. Cornell’s challenge to the design team was to bring the steam-heated, non-air conditioned space up to current standards of comfort without increasing net energy use. With envelope performance […]
by Michael Raineri
21st Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
17th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NY Background: Robert Bowen Screening and Performance
Through sensations of depth, sound, and movement, this uniquely collaborative experimental media work is an instrument to view the city, as it examines the iconic geopolitical landscape of Lower Manhattan in ways not previously experienced. New York City is revealed to be a panopticon of frenetic urban renewals culminating in postmodern hyperspace, geopolitical tragedy and the entropic effects of climate change.
by Angie Koo
3rd Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Strange Bedfellows: Real Estate, The Arts, and the Value of Space
As government funding for the arts vacillates with the ping-pong of dual-party politics, and as periodic recessions strip many wealthy donors of their giving capacity, the precarity of the creative community has become the norm. Join us for a discussion as we devise new ways to fortify the arts through New York City’s one true constant: the ever-rising value of space.
by Angie Koo
30th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Midtown Mandate: Trump & The New York City Skyline Walking Tour
Before he was a presidential candidate, Donald Trump transformed the skyline of New York City as he navigated zoning laws and mayoral administrations. Join architectural historian, Emmy-nominated humorist, and author of TRUMPitecture: The Architecture of Donald TRUMP Barry Goldsmith on a non-dogmatic tour of Trump’s impact on Midtown Manhattan, and how real estate investment informs the experience of the city with or without policymakers and voters.
by Angie Koo
18th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
The Biophilic Workplace - What's Old is New Again
Join us for a lively discussion with practitioners on the leading edge of biophilic design. How can biophilic principles support a healthier, more resilient urban environment? What does a biophilic workplace look like? Does it really provide tangible benefits to productivity and the bottom line? What bioinspired innovative strategies and products are being developed? Come find out.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
15th-16th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Open House New York Weekend
For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.
by Angie Koo
1st Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Neversink Reservoir Paddle
Come paddle on the Neversink Reservoir. The Neversink Reservoir is the highest in elevation in NYC's water system with it's spillway at 1,440 feet in elevation. Put in service in 1955, it helps supply NYC with roughly half of its daily water intake along with its 3 sister Delaware system reservoirs.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
22nd Sep 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Ensuring Urban Resilience, Come Hell Or High Water
Urban resilience also means changes in land use along with better and more equitable ways to protect a city's people. Realizing these innovations requires that New York and other great cities must give high priority to advancing the emerging capacities to foster and make the most of new approaches to climate risk management.
by Lilas Randrianarivony